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Father Killed In Family Dollar Shooting: ‘He Was Such A Good Dad’

Loyce Wright, a 43-year-old Chicago father of four whose daughters describe him as "a great father," died after being shot inside a Family Dollar while working as a security guard for the store.


Loyce Wright, a 43-year-old Chicago father of four whose daughters described him as “a great father,” died after being shot inside a Family Dollar while working as a security guard for the store. 

As ABC 7 Chicago reported, Wright was approached by a man who took out a gun and opened fire on him, hitting him in his torso multiple times. Wright was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to three of his daughters, Sharice, Shanice, and Robin Wright, their father was a good man. 

Sharice Wright told the outlet, “I’m telling the honest to God truth, that dude was awesome. He was such a good dad.”

Shanice echoed her sister, saying, “Everybody loved my dad. He was just such a great, a great guy. And he didn’t have any haters.”

Robin emphasized that their father was kind and personable, saying, “He trusted people. He loved people, and people loved him, and for some reason, he just thought he could change people with a hug.”

According to his relatives, Wright wore a vest underneath his security uniform, but it was not a bulletproof vest. No one has been put in custody yet for the killing of Wright, but detectives are investigating. 

A Family Dollar spokesperson issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred at one of our Family Dollar stores in Chicago today. We are cooperating with local authorities as they investigate the crime. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, no further comment will be offered at this time.”

Wright’s daughters, meanwhile, are attempting to cope with the immense loss of their father. Robin said that they worried about Wright’s safety when he worked at the store, but it never seemed to concern him: “He never I think focused on the danger of it all, like we all did. You know, we were scared for him.”

Sharice, meanwhile, called on Chicago’s community to do better, telling ABC 7 Chicago, “I’m going to miss my dad. I’m really going to miss my dad, and we need to do better as a community.”

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